I understand your concern. The bracket dislodgement is normal and can happen to any patient. It can be due to the following causes:
1. During bracket placement, the tooth surface is conditioned, and the composite (dental cement) is placed on the bracket base and bonded to the tooth. In this process, there should not be any saliva contamination which can cause the process to fail. If there is saliva contamination, optimal strength is not obtained, and the bracket may break from the tooth surface. This could occur from the wire placement to the bracket to a few minutes later when you leave the dental office.
2. Biting on hard foods can cause the brackets to break and detach from the tooth surface.
3. It can also break if the bracket is bonded well and there have been no high bite forces, but the wire placed is causing higher forces. This could happen in cases where there is crowding and malalignment and if the doctor had fixed the wire a bit forcefully.
4. It can occur if the amount of composite is less than optimal on the bracket base.
These are the possible causes of bracket breakages and could be anyone's fault. In general, it is assumed, that if the composite is attached to the tooth surface and the bracket has come off, it could be due to high biting forces. If the composite has come off along with the bracket, there could be poor isolation of the tooth, and saliva contamination has occurred, reducing the strength.
I suggest visiting the doctor. He or she will repeat the process of bracket placement followed by archwire placement. If you feel the wire forces are high enough, you can ask the doctor to put a lower force wire in the initial appointment.
I hope this helps you.
Was this answer helpful?
Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!
.. complaint suggests you have got a pulp polyp due to an infection of the carious tooth. You are advised to follow the treatment protocol for pain relief of tablet Ordent BD (Ofloxacin and Ornidazole) BD for five days and tablet Ketoroloc 10 mg SOS.... Read full
.. pain you are experiencing is indicative of pulpitis that is there is inflammation of the living part of your tooth. It may or may not be irreversible.
It would be clearer if you could answer a few more questions. When did the pain start? How long ... Read full
Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.